Rusc Old Time Radio General Knowledge #2

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Rusc Old Time Radio General Knowledge #2

Are you an old time radio expert or a nostalgia newbie? Let's find out with these twenty general knowledge questions ranging from the simple to the sublime. Good luck! Ned www. Rusc. Com


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of the following cowboy sidekicks is Wild Bill Hickok's Deputy?
    • A. 

      Chester Proudfoot

    • B. 

      California Carlson

    • C. 

      Tonto

    • D. 

      Pancho

    • E. 

      Jingles

  • 2. 
    Which old time radio regular made 'Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer' a hit?
    • A. 

      Gen Autry

    • B. 

      Elvis

    • C. 

      Bing Crosby

    • D. 

      Dinah Shore

    • E. 

      Bob Hope

  • 3. 
    Which Big Band leader also played on the Burns and Allen Radio Show?
    • A. 

      Charlie Barnet

    • B. 

      Benny Goodman

    • C. 

      Ken Carpenter

    • D. 

      Artie Shaw

    • E. 

      Count Basie

    • F. 

      Duke Ellington

  • 4. 
    Which female actress in the movie, Gone With The Wind, later on played Mary Livingstons Maid on The Jack Benny Show?
    • A. 

      Butterfly McQueen

    • B. 

      Portland Hoffa

  • 5. 
    In the series 21st Precinct, long time star Cpt. Canelli was replaced on his promotion by Cpt. Cronin played by an actor who made a mark in TV in the same sort of role. Who was it?
    • A. 

      James Gregory - Inspector Luger on 'Barney Miller'

    • B. 

      Ray Collins - Lt. Tragg on 'Perry Mason'

    • C. 

      Broderick Crawford - Chief Dan MAthews on "Highway Patrol"

    • D. 

      Lee Marvin - Lt. Frank Ballinger on 'M Squad'

  • 6. 
    Who played the part of Matt Dillon in Gunsmoke?
    • A. 

      William Conrad

    • B. 

      Parley Baer

    • C. 

      Howard McNear

    • D. 

      Harry Bartell

    • E. 

      Barney Phillips

  • 7. 
    An annual radio Christmas present was an adaptation of Dicken's "A Christmas Carol'. Who played the part of Ebenezer Scrooge?
    • A. 

      Lionel Barrymore

    • B. 

      Monte Wooley

    • C. 

      Ed Wynn

    • D. 

      Edgar Bergen

  • 8. 
    Beaulah, one of at least two spin offs of the Fibber Magee & Molly Show, followed the story of a 40's African-American housekeeper, funny thing was:
    • A. 

      The part was played by 'Molly McGee' who had to juggle this and the original Fibber show

    • B. 

      Part was played by the same actress who played the similar part of 'Birdie" on 'The Great Gildersleeve'

    • C. 

      Protests from the newly created Domestic Workers of America lead to its early demise

    • D. 

      Beaulah was in reality a male actor

  • 9. 
    In the early radio episodes of Dragnet, Chief of Detectives Ed Backstran was played by someone who later had great success as a TV actor. Who was it?
    • A. 

      Raymond Burr - TV's Perry Mason

    • B. 

      Chuck Connors - TV's the Rifleman

    • C. 

      James Arness - TV's Matt Dillon

    • D. 

      Peter Falk - TV's Colombo

  • 10. 
    On Fibber McGee and Molly, what was the real name of Teeny the little girl who lived next door?
    • A. 

      Molly

    • B. 

      Alice

    • C. 

      Elizabeth

    • D. 

      Beulah

    • E. 

      Fibber

  • 11. 
    What are the names of the husband and wife on The Couple Next Door?
    • A. 

      Ethel & Albert

    • B. 

      Betty & Bill

    • C. 

      They have no names, they call each other Dear

    • D. 

      Millie and Dick

  • 12. 
    Which old time radio cowboy had a horse named Trigger?
    • A. 

      Roy Rogers

    • B. 

      Lone Ranger

    • C. 

      Tonto

    • D. 

      Hopalong Cassidy

    • E. 

      Wild Bill Hickok

  • 13. 
    What was the name of Cisco Kid's horse?
    • A. 

      Diablo

    • B. 

      Silver

    • C. 

      Champion

    • D. 

      Trigger

    • E. 

      Scout

    • F. 

      Topper

  • 14. 
    Which of the following was NOT a regular visitor to the Fibber McGee and Molly household?
    • A. 

      Mr. Whipple the harried husband of 'Sweetie Pie'

    • B. 

      Bombastic Wistfull Vista Mayor La Trivia

    • C. 

      The old timer - 'That's not the way I heared it'

    • D. 

      Luigi the Italian Immigrant

  • 15. 
    In the early days, the Magee's (of Fibber McGee and Molly fame) had a boarder. Who was he?
    • A. 

      Molly's dipsomaniacal uncle Dennis

    • B. 

      Sven the janitor at Fibber's lodge

    • C. 

      Mr. Wilcox the Johnson's wax spokesman

    • D. 

      Trick Question - there was no boarder

  • 16. 
    In the Great Gildersleeve, who wasn't a Jolly Boy?
    • A. 

      Nephew Leroy

    • B. 

      Mr. Peavy the Druggist

    • C. 

      Floyd the Barber

    • D. 

      Judge Hooker

    • E. 

      The Summerfield Police Chief

  • 17. 
    In Bold Venture, the Bogarts, Humphrey and Lauren, were based in a resort hotel in:
    • A. 

      Havana

    • B. 

      Martinique

    • C. 

      Key West

    • D. 

      Bermuda

  • 18. 
    Dragnet star Jack Webb named his first child after a frequent radio guest star. Who was it?
    • A. 

      Stacy Harris

    • B. 

      Harry Bartell

    • C. 

      Martin Milner

    • D. 

      Vic Perrin

  • 19. 
    Dennis Day, from the Jack Benny show, was married to the sister of which actress?
    • A. 

      Ann Blyth

    • B. 

      Loretta Young

    • C. 

      Linda Darnell

    • D. 

      Ann Margaret

  • 20. 
    Fill in the blank for this famous old time radio series. Life with _____
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